Staff at Specsavers in Llanelli have donated 75 high-visibility vests to a local school to help ensure pupils can be seen when they are out walking in the community.

Danger of darker evenings

As the dark winter evenings make it less likely for pedestrians to be seen by motorists, the Stepney Street team donated the vests to pupils of Pentip Primary to ensure children will be visible to all road users when they are out walking.

Staff members Robert Vaisey, Jazz Symons and Katie Rysewzski welcomed 10 pupils into the store to hand out the jackets and talk to them about the importance of being seen on the roads.

‘Key for children to be seen’

‘It was a pleasure to be able to donate the high-visibility jackets to the children of Pentip Primary school,’ said Gill Phillips, store manager of Specsavers in Llanelli.

‘It’s key that the children not only learn the importance of being seen on the roads from a young age, but are made aware that the darker winter months can be more dangerous for pedestrians.

‘The vests are a great way to teach children about the road safety message and I’m sure will get a lot of use at the school.’

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